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House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill Shortly After Bipartisan Deal
Congress
House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill Shortly After Bipartisan Deal

WASHINGTON — The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight days after top congressional leaders reached a deal resolving a fight over farm payments. On a lopsided vote of 359-57, the... Read More

Cybercriminals Strike Schools Amid Pandemic
Cybercrime
Cybercriminals Strike Schools Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Just days before the Aug. 3 scheduled start of school, officials at the Athens Independent School District in East Texas received a shock. Cybercriminals had attacked the district’s entire computer network, encrypting all the data and demanding $50,000... Read More

Checking China’s Diplomatic Piracy in the South China Sea
Foreign Affairs
Checking China’s Diplomatic Piracy in the South China Sea
2020-09-18 19:14:08
by Craig Singleton

China appears keen to bring piracy back as an instrument of foreign policy, but the days of eye patches and wooden legs are long gone. Instead, Beijing’s most effective raiding parties prefer business suits and briefcases, thus allowing them to... Read More

Secretary of State Pompeo’s RNC Speech From Israel Shatters Norms, Spurs Investigation
2020 Elections
Secretary of State Pompeo’s RNC Speech From Israel Shatters Norms, Spurs Investigation

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Tuesday broke tradition, his own recent departmental guidelines and — according to Democrats — campaign law by addressing the Republican National Convention to endorse President Donald Trump during an official visit... Read More

Why an Anti-Trust Safe Harbor Is the Answer the News Business Needs
Opinions
Why an Anti-Trust Safe Harbor Is the Answer the News Business Needs

News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between news publishers and tech platforms. But that relationship could be... Read More

Likening the Nation Under Trump to a Broken Family, Jill Biden Speaks to the Democratic Convention
Political News
Likening the Nation Under Trump to a Broken Family, Jill Biden Speaks to the Democratic Convention

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, closed out Tuesday night’s session of the Democratic National Convention by likening America to a home that’s been shattered by loss, like the Bidens’ has been. “How do you make a broken family... Read More

Newspapers Suffer Deep Losses as Pandemic Deals Another Blow
Media
Newspapers Suffer Deep Losses as Pandemic Deals Another Blow
2020-08-18 13:22:33
by Tom Ramstack

The New York Daily News put itself on the cutting edge of journalism again last week as it faces down a threat from coronavirus. The newspaper, which has boasted one of the nation’s largest number of readers, closed its newsroom.... Read More

5 Takeaways From the First Night of the Democratic National Convention
2020 Elections
5 Takeaways From the First Night of the Democratic National Convention

Is it really a convention without swarms of delegates in funny hats? Democrats endeavored to find out on Monday, kicking off their four-night nominating convention, an all-virtual affair with only the most tenuous of ties to its host city of... Read More

Trump Says ‘Suburban Housewife’ Will Vote for Him. What Do Polls, 2018 Election Show?
Donald Trump
Trump Says ‘Suburban Housewife’ Will Vote for Him. What Do Polls, 2018 Election Show?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that the “suburban housewife” will vote for him in the upcoming election — but polls and past election results tell a different story. “The ‘suburban housewife’ will be voting for me,” the president tweeted.... Read More

National Zoo Says Female Giant Panda May Be Expecting Another Cub
In The News
National Zoo Says Female Giant Panda May Be Expecting Another Cub
2020-08-15 08:48:16
by Gaspard Le Dem

D.C. may have a new furry resident on the way. The National Zoo announced on Friday that its giant female panda, Mei Xiang, appears to be pregnant, and could be giving birth to a new cub over the weekend. After... Read More

US Census Enters Final Stage of Counting With a Shorter Deadline
Census
US Census Enters Final Stage of Counting With a Shorter Deadline
2020-08-14 15:09:51
by Gracie Kreth

WASHINGTON - The US Census Bureau entered its final stage of counting -- moving door-to-door -- with a shorter deadline. This week census takers began knocking on doors around the country in an attempt to count households that haven’t yet... Read More

Following Primary Loss, Kansas Rep. Watkins Faces House Ethics Investigation
Congress
Following Primary Loss, Kansas Rep. Watkins Faces House Ethics Investigation

WASHINGTON — Kansas Republican Rep. Steve Watkins will face a House Ethics investigation during his final months in Congress. Watkins, a freshman Republican from Topeka, lost his primary last week to Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner after he was charged with... Read More

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